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EFCC Arraigns Man Over N3.9m Theft

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The suspect stole money belonging to a woman and converted it to his personal use. 

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, on Thursday, arraigned one Taofeek Adereti before the Lagos State High Court in Ikeja for the theft of N3,948,739.66.

Adereti was arraigned on three counts bordering on conspiracy and stealing before Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo.

It was gathered that Adereti allegedly stole the money belonging to one Modinat Agbeniga and converted it to his personal use.

The suspect pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The charges read in part, “That you, Taofeek Adereti and Monsurat Adereti (still at large), on or about August 23, 2017, at Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, dishonestly stole and converted to your use the sum of N2,854,494.52, the property of Mrs Modinat Agbeniga.”

In view of the defendant’s plea, the prosecution counsel, S. O. Daji, requested a trial date, while the defence informed the court of a pending bail application.

Following the submission of both counsel, Justice Taiwo ordered the remand of the defendant in EFCC custody and adjourned the case till September 29, 2020, for the hearing of the bail application.

Meanwhile, the Maiduguri zonal office of the EFCC has arraigned one Alhaji Bunu Sheriff before Justice Fadawu Umaru of the Borno State High Court for fraud.

The defendant was arraigned on one count of fraud to the tune of N845,300.

Sheriff allegedly defrauded one Alhaji Musa Askira of the sum after he bought 79 bags of maize for N10,700 each.

The victim alleged that Sherrif agreed to pay after he had sold the maize, but refused to pay him.

The defendant pleaded not guilty.

The prosecution counsel, A. U. Ringim, asked the court for a trial date and urged the court to remand the defendant in a correctional centre.

The defence counsel, A. Mohammed, did not object to the prosecution’s request.

Justice Umaru adjourned the matter till September 29, 2020, for the commencement of trial and remanded the defendant in prison.

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FG announces zamfara a restricted air space

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FG announces Zamfara a restricted air space, orders huge military deployment.

The Nigerian government has forced a restricted air space in Zamfara as a feature of endeavors to handle the security challenges in the state.

As indicated by The Cable, the National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Monguno uncovered on Tuesday, March 2, that President Muhammadu Buhari has restricted mining exercises in Zamfara to stop the rising instability.

He said the president had requested the service of protection to convey a huge military and insight resources for reestablish routineness in the state. The Nation detailed that they requested the military to recover all regions heavily influenced by desperados, radicals.

Monguno said:

“We can no longer avoid to lose lives while operating within the legalities. We are not going to blackmailed . The government has the responsibility to assert its will.

“Citizens can reside wherever they want to reside . Anybody who is a criminal should be brought to book.”

The security adviser stated that the president also warned against ethnic profiling.Zamfara state has recorded a few assaults by bandits.The new incident included the grabbing of many young ladies from the Government Girls Secondary School in Jangebe, Talatu-Mafara nearby government zone of the state.

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Igboho promises a protest if his accounts are not released

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Self-acclaimed political dissident, Mr. Sunday Adeyemo, otherwise called Sunday Igboho, on Tuesday, blamed the Federal Government for freezing his financial assets, following his assault on the fulani herdsmen in Oyo State.

Igboho, who addressed Vanguard, affirmed that all his financial asset have been frozen by the Federal Government since certain individuals were gathering donations.

Nonetheless, Igboho said he had no hands in the said donations, cautioning that his records should be released to dodge protest by young people across the South-West area.

His words: “They have frozen my bank accounts because I am fighting a just course.

I know Yoruba people are behind me.“I will not relent. I must achieve my aims by putting an end to criminalities in Yorubaland.

“If they refuse to release my accounts, there will be serious protests across the South-West.

“Yes, the Yoruba are living in fear. They are afraid that the killer-herdsmen might attack them.

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IGP adamu retires

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Adamu enrolled in the Police Force on February 2, 1986.

The IGP who will turn 60 on September 17, was appointed IGP in January 2019. He has gone through two years in office.

Three Deputy Inspectors-General of Police (DIGs) and 10 Assistant Inspectors-General of Police (AIGs) are additionally due for retirement with him today.

It is accepted that there is a mission to broaden Adamu’s residency.

However, some have contended against such expansion, since it would negate the arrangements of the Police Act 2020 that fixes the retirement of cops at 60 years old or 35 years of administration.

Section 18(8) of the new Act states: “Every police officer shall, on recruitment or appointment, serve in the Nigeria Police Force for 35 years or until the age of 60 years, whichever is earlier.”

The Act provides for a tenure of four years for the Inspector General of Police.

Section 7, subsection 2 of the Act provides that: “The person to be appointed as Inspector General of Police shall be a senior police officer not below the rank of Assistant Inspector General of Police with the requisite academic qualification of not less than a first degree or its equivalent, in addition to professional or management experience.”

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